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News About "Bumblebee"
Fans who have anxiously followed the Transformer movies will be pleased to know that as of July 31, 2017, Paramount Pictures, in association with the HASBRO toy company, has begun shooting the next film in the franchise.
The spin-off movie will be called Bumblebee and will provide more backstory for the Autobot known by that name. Featured as a yellow Camaro with black stripes in the 2007 Transformers movie, the car/robot morpher will inhabit a yellow VW bug in this film, set to release on December 21, 2018.
Bumblebee is one of the most beloved characters in the series, with his kid-like antics, personable nature and tendency to add a dash of humor to the more serious moments in the movies when the Autobots battle their enemies, the Deceptions. He will be played by John Cena, a WWE Superstar turned actor, who will likely bring a little more "tough-guy" to the part.
The script will take viewers back to 1987 in California, where an almost eighteen-year-old girl named Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) finds and tries to restore the battered car. Of course, she is about to discover there is a lot more to the VW bug than she at first thought! Soon after she is bound to get dragged into the fugitive’s struggle. And she will undoubtedly end up in the middle of the war raging between the galactic foes.
Even though the movie is based on a kids’ toy and stars a juvenile character, we predict the film will get the same PG-13 rating it’s predecessors received – meaning the depicted violence will likely be more appropriate for teens than youngsters.
The live-action/computer animation mix will also share the same producers as past ventures, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The screenplay for Bumblebee will be written by Christina Hodson and Travis Knight will sit in the director’s chair.
From the Studio: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. Written by Paramount Pictures
Cast and Crew
Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight and stars Hailee Steinfeld, Pamela Adlon, John Cena.
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A VW car also takes the starring role in The Love Bug and Herbie Fully Loaded. This movie is part of the Transformers Franchise, which featured these previous films: Transformers (2007) Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)